When we return, we get a long shot of the interior of a bar, light streaming in from the open windows and door, and the only person visible besides the bartender being a burly bald man seated at a table. Of course, that wouldn't completely clarify his identity, were it not for the fact that he's a bit big to be Walt, and we can be pretty sure Hank is still laid up at home. If you're still confused, it's Mike, as a close-up reveals... HOLY SHIT! I just realized where I know the actor from - he was Victor Maitland's henchman, Zack, in Beverly Hills Cop! He had (thinning) hair back then, but the intimidating face and eyes were the same. I cannot believe I just placed that after all this time. Anyway, Mike, as well he might, looks pretty tortured, at least for him. You don't get an image like Victor's slit throat out of your head all that quickly, although I will say that Mike is probably taking the whole thing better than some other people in this episode who may or may not own very large speakers. Someone comes over to refill Mike's coffee, but after Mike absently thanks him, we see him focus on his right jacket sleeve and scrape something off it that looks like it just might be blood. Can't imagine how that got on there. He wets a napkin and gets the rest of the offending stuff off before giving it a good long look, and I wonder if he's just generally bothered by what he witnessed last week or if he's feeling some specific guilt over blabbing to Gus about Victor being seen at the site of Gale's death. (Of course we don't know that Mike even said anything, but given his chagrin at Victor over that point, it's certainly a possibility.) Anyway, Mike looks more and more upset, and I'm sure the idle chatter of the bar employees isn't exactly helping...
Episode Report CardCouch Baron: B+ | 992 USERS: B-
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